8 Sep '08
Regional officials in Saratov today said a new airport would be built in the region, to be completed in 2015.
Russia's transoport minsitry today estimated the project would cost in total some $416.6m.
The planned new airport is to be 20km outside of Saratov city.
Officials said the move would be funded by federal and regional budgets and private investors.
$292m would be put up by federal budgets to go towards construction of the air traffic constrol systems and the runways, officials said.